Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3pm
Mysteries and Natural Wonders of Bridgeport - The Trolley Tour
Bridgeport isn't just home to numerous Chicago mayors. It's also got old stone quarries; historic bars; defunct breweries; settlement house; fictional, opinionated Irishmen; and some mighty fine chili. Tour traces Bridgeport history from Marquette all the way through Mayor Daley!
Join us for the trolley tour on May 13th. The Trolley tour is $30 and includes stops at famous and infamous Bridgeport watering holes. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to indicate the date. You will be asked to purchase your ticket online after you RSVP.
Setting the Table
3052 S Gratten
This festival within a festival, takes direction from Ma Benton's historic mission in considering past, present, and future of our communal heart and soul health by speaking to our Bridgeport's neighborhood plate.
This event will be housed in the dining hall and throughout our historic, Benton House.
You are invited to come and experience durational food and neighborhood related performances, a ticketed Mother's Day Brunch, food, health, art, info. session and, custom make your own neighborhood cookbook.
9am-1pm In Honor of your Ma, Ma Benton, a Mother's Day Brunch
The Dining Hall of Benton House
3052 S Gratten, Chicago Il 60608
Holden School PTA hosts a ticketed Brunch. Proceeds benefit Benton House
9am-4pm Durational Performance and Installation Works featuring:
by Skip Mayabb and Sabri Reed (from artist collective Frimbrae)
Adults and children alike can build their own edible boats and set them afloat along a tabletop recreation of the Michigan Illinois Canal.Through this delicious and cooperative ritual of constructing and consuming, participants will explore the history of Bridgeport's transformation surrounding the canal and ways communities come together to create a satisfying present and a vital future.
Setting the Table
by Vicki Fowler
in collaboration with Trisha Martin and Kristina Tendilla
This installation holds a collective pooling of past to present bridgeport favorite recipes in duplicate stacks as well as health, food, and art related ephemera.
These pages are yours to decide, come reach over of, elbows on the table,like we are family at the dinner table.
Here YOU are invited to have a custom Bridgeport cook book bound for you on the spot by artist, Trisha Martin and her team.
Curation of recipe, cook and paired neighborhood story by Kristina Tendilla
Reciting To Tell
by Georgia Wall
Reciting To Tell is a performance created out of a collecting, mixing and performing of personal narratives. The words that make up the score for the performance were gathered during conversations between the artist and elder women in New York City's Greenwich Village and Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. In this piece Wall considers the intersection between multiple personal narratives and the history of the place. She places her body at the center of this investigation as a way to complicate her position as artist and female of a different generation.
Boil it Down, the Steam Room
by Vicki Fowler
It doesn't take much to fill a room, a heart, with necessity.
In this installation Fowler attempts to re-enact the bare bone necessity that can fill a room, with just a few components; water, chicken, celery and onion, all that one needs.
1:30pm Performative Info Session
Artists, food enthusiasts, gardeners, doctors to be, all presenting and responding to the memory of this vicinities food, the future of communal health and mission of Ma Benton